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# gmat prep-race tough

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22 Aug 2009, 13:58
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I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3
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Schools: Kellogg; Ross ($$); Tuck Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 6 Re: gmat prep-race tough [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2009, 14:16 When the question says "there were no tie" does it mean that no two team had the same number of point? or no two athletes arrived at the same time? Last edited by madeinafrica on 22 Aug 2009, 15:33, edited 1 time in total. SVP Joined: 05 Jul 2006 Posts: 1512 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 244 [0], given: 39 Re: gmat prep-race tough [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2009, 14:20 madeinafrica wrote: When the question says "there were no tie" does it mean that no two had the same number of point? or no two athletes arrived at the same time? isn't it the same??? (6-n) assume 2 finished in the 3rd place(n=3) Current Student Affiliations: ? Joined: 20 Jul 2009 Posts: 191 Location: Africa/Europe Schools: Kellogg; Ross ($$); Tuck
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22 Aug 2009, 15:35
yep
i think two teams can have 6 points each.
I don't know why I first though this couldn't be the case...
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22 Aug 2009, 15:43
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perfectstranger wrote:
I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3

so yezz is 3 is the least possible score a team can score ? I did not get the point sorry
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22 Aug 2009, 18:29
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perfectstranger wrote:
I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3

I did not understand two points ;

1) question says 3 teams were allowed to enter with 3 members but there is only 5 available . It has confused my mind.
2)Why 1 is not the answer(the least possible score) ? If it is possible '' they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point
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23 Aug 2009, 10:55
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yezz wrote:
perfectstranger wrote:
I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3

so yezz is 3 is the least possible score a team can score ? I did not get the point sorry

yes it is according to me
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23 Aug 2009, 10:58
perfectstranger wrote:
yezz wrote:
perfectstranger wrote:
I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3

I did not understand two points ;

1) question says 3 teams were allowed to enter with 3 members but there is only 5 available . 3 from each team however we have 2 constraints a) only 5 from all teams can win (1<=n<=5) b) the max points any team can get is 62)Why 1 is not the answer(the least possible score) ? If it is possible '' they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point
if the 3rd team won the 5th place only ( no other winners from the same team) then it would be a must that one of the other teams a,b would get more than 6 points which is a constraint proided in the given.

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02 May 2011, 00:10
1 2 3 points
a 1 5 5+1 = 6
b 2 4 4+2 =6
c 3 position 3

Bottom line is two teams get max points for the 3rd one to have min points = 3.
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02 May 2011, 00:11
1 2 3 points
a 1 5 5+1 = 6
b 2 4 4+2 =6
c 3 position 3

Bottom line is two teams get max points for the 3rd one to have min points = 3.
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